Biography of James Lapslie
Matriculating at the University of Glasgow in 1812, James Lapslie was the second son of the well known minister of Campsie, Reverend James Lapslie. Educated at the same University, James' father gained notoriety through his prominent role in the conviction of political reformer Thomas Muir.
Lapslie enrolled at the University of Glasgow in 1812, and over the course of three years he studied Latin, Greek, and Logic. His brothers also studied at the University of Glasgow: John matriculated in 1806, George matriculated in 1820, Alexander studied theology from 1822-26, and Andrew studied Medicine from 1823-24.
James died in Tobago on the 23 August 1819 at the age of 20.